capeskin

noun
cape·​skin | \ ˈkāp-ˌskin How to pronounce capeskin (audio) \

Definition of capeskin

: a light flexible leather made from sheepskins with the natural grain retained and used especially for gloves and garments

First Known Use of capeskin

1919, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for capeskin

Cape of Good Hope, Africa

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The first known use of capeskin was in 1919

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“Capeskin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capeskin. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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